Published
November 16, 2018

Freedom from Shame and Enterprise for Ugandan Girls and Women

Joy Kauffman, MPH

Around the world many women and girls do not have access to sanitary napkins, clean private toilets, or hygienic ways to take care of their periods. Many have deep shame, embarrassment and some even drop out of school which leads to gender-based educational disparities. Your gifts for pads give freedom from shame to the girls we serve!  It also provides jobs for Ugandan women.

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Joy Kauffman, MPH
Joy is the passionate founder of FARM STEW.
Naki's Story
Uganda, Africa
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"I am 14 years old, and I started my period this year. My first day I felt shy and I missed school... It is not easy to find pads in my village and the few here are very expensive to buy. These new pads are going to protect me when I am having my period. Since they are reusable, I am not going to worry anymore when my periods come!"
Pads

Freedom from Shame

Everyday thousands of African girls drop out of school. WHY? Their monthly cycle, period.  You can help these girls stay in school with washable cloth pads, panties and confidence for 15$ per girl.
Our goal is 5000 girls in 2020!

Irene
Uganda, Africa
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Irene's life will be transformed when your gifts bring clean water to her community
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Every $2 given to FARM STEW will be matched by $1 by Water4, up to $84,000.
Water

Freedom from Disease and Drudgery

2,300 people die each day due to water-borne diseases. Your gift can provide clean Water for $15 per person.  Safe water not only improves health; it provides an opportunity for FARM STEW, in partnership with local churches, to quench the spiritual thirst of those in need.

Naki's Story
Uganda, Africa
Quotes
"I am 14 years old, and I started my period this year. My first day I felt shy and I missed school... It is not easy to find pads in my village and the few here are very expensive to buy. These new pads are going to protect me when I am having my period. Since they are reusable, I am not going to worry anymore when my periods come!"
Pads

Freedom from Shame

Everyday thousands of African girls drop out of school. WHY? Their monthly cycle, period.  You can help these girls stay in school with washable cloth pads, panties and confidence for 15$ per girl.
Our goal is 5000 girls in 2020!

Irene
Uganda, Africa
Quotes
Irene's life will be transformed when your gifts bring clean water to her community
Info Icon
Every $2 given to FARM STEW will be matched by $1 by Water4, up to $84,000.
Water

Freedom from Disease and Drudgery

2,300 people die each day due to water-borne diseases. Your gift can provide clean Water for $15 per person.  Safe water not only improves health; it provides an opportunity for FARM STEW, in partnership with local churches, to quench the spiritual thirst of those in need.